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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Jonathan Jackson

 
 
The Jackson Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. The Jackson Monument
Bronze sculpture by Joseph P. Pollia (1893–1954) is approx 13 foot tall on a 6 foot black granite base.
Inscription. (Front Face):
Thomas Jonathan
Jackson

1824 1863


(Right Face):
First Battle of Manassas July 21, 1861.

(Left Face):
There Stands Jackson Like a Stonewall

(Rear Face):
** Erected by **
The State of Virginia
Under Act of 1938
Governors
George C. Peery
James H. Price

Sponsors
John W. Rust
Henry T. Wickham
Aubrey G. Weaver

 
Erected 1940 by The State of Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 48.837′ N, 77° 31.239′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.6 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker on the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Barnard Elliott Bee (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bartow Monument
The General Bee Monument Can Be Seen in the Distance image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. The General Bee Monument Can Be Seen in the Distance
(within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Thomas (about 300 feet away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (about 400 feet away); Artillery Duel (about 400 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 400 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 500 feet away); 7th Georgia Markers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. Monument stands in the approximate position General Jackson was holding at First Manassas. It was commissioned by the Virginia Conservation Commission when ownership of the site was transfered from Battlefield Confederate Park and Sons of Confederate Veterans to the United States.
 
Regarding Thomas Jonathan Jackson. It was General Bee who gave General Jackson his nickname “Stonewall Jackson.” General Bee's marker, nearby, tells the story.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stonewall Jackson.
An Imposing Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
3. An Imposing Monument
It is a large monument. The black stone used makes it visible summer and winter, almost alone in the large grassy rise of Henry Hill. The Henry House and the Union lines that were behind it are in the distance.
Biography and portraits of the General. (Submitted on September 23, 2006.) 

2. There Stands Jackson. Excerpt from Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson, by Bevin Alexander. (Submitted on September 23, 2006.) 

3. List of Stonewall Jackson books. Currently available titles on Amazon.com (Submitted on September 23, 2006.) 

4. Body by Balco?. Blog entry with several details concerning the monument... and some tongue in cheek humor. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Front Face Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
4. Front Face Inscription
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
5. Rear Inscription
Closeup of Jackson equestrian monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2007
6. Closeup of Jackson equestrian monument
Another closeup of Jackson on Little Sorrel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 8, 2007
7. Another closeup of Jackson on Little Sorrel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,550 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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